The plane flights were hell. 6 hours waiting at the airport, 11 hour flight, 4 hour layover in Munich, and then another 1 hour flight, and finally an hour bus trip from Florence to Marcialla. Over 35 hours without sleep.... and I still haven't caught up yet.
Well, so far I've seen Certaldo and rode the Funicolare, San Gimignano, Pisa and it's only distinguishing feature :), and Lucca (plus Tavarnelle and Marcialla, of course). They're all absolutely lovely, but I think Lucca and Certaldo are my favorites. San Gimignano and Pisa are tourist traps, although San Gimignano is a perfect example of a city on a hill with a defensive wall.
I haven't really done much shopping yet, but I will when we go to Firenze (Florence).
I'm not looking forward to facing the time change coming home. And I have to go to school (evil Tuesday!) the day after I come back and take a test! Wah!
I think I'll just stay here. It's SOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful here....